UPDATED: Minnesota Fifth Congressional District Race

Incumbent Rep. Keith Ellison is up against two fellow DFLers Tuesday.

Minnesotans will be hitting the polls Tuesday to help narrow the field of local and state candidates before November's general election.

That's right. Tuesday, Aug. 14 is Minnesota Primary Day.

And among the names on the ballot will be those vying for Congressman Keith Ellison's (D-MN) U.S. House of Representatives seat.

fellow DFLers Gary Boisclair and Gregg Iverson, while Chris Fields is the lone Republican candidate. There are no Independence Party candidates.

Voters will be asked to select one candidate in total from either the DFL or Republican parties. The candidate with the most votes within his party will move on to the general election ballot in November.

Patch sent out a questionnaire to each candidate and compiled profiles for those who responded. *Iverson had not submitted a response to the questionnaire at the time of this article; Ellison submitted his response shortly after publication.



Stay tuned for more Patch coverage of Tuesday's primaries.


Not sure where to vote? Go to the Minnesota Secretary of State's Polling Place Finder page.

Michael Rose August 14, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Yes, there will be Justin. Specific to St. Louis Park (because that's my Patch) we'll be covering the SD46 Republican primary between Paul Scofield and Roger Champagne. There are no primaries in either of SLP's House districts, 46A and 46B. We will also be covering the CD5 Democratic primary between Keith Ellison, Gregg Iverson and Gary Boisclair. Look for that coverage on Patch sites throughout the area.
Caitlin Burgess August 14, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Well said Mike. Justin - If you're interested in Richfield (and Bloomington and a small part of South Minneapolis), there are no primaries for MN House or Senate tonight.
Justin Gillette August 15, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Thanks, I should have been more specific. I'm interested in coverage leading up to the general election, specifically in SD62 and HD62 A&B.
Michael Rose August 15, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Justin, I believe SW Mpls Patch would be your source for that: http://southwestminneapolis.patch.com/ I've seen some Jeff Hayden coverage there for sure. Editor James Sanna (james.sanna@patch.com) would have a better pulse on that area than I.
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